I will bless Thee O Lord
With a heart of thanksgiving
I will bless Thee O Lord
Blessed are you, Lord for the gift of rest; he grants sleep to those he loves (Psalm 127:2); for your abiding presence through the night hours and the assurance that you are with me as a new day begins.
Blessed are you, Lord for giving me the gift of this new day and the promise of your mercy and grace to accompany me throughout this day. This is the day you have made, I will receive it as a good gift and rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
Blessed are you, Lord for giving to me the strength of body and mind I have this day; for eyes to see and hears to listen and the beauty of your created world all around me. I think again of the words of G. K. Chesterton, "Here ends another day during which I have had eyes, ears, hands, and the great world around me, and tomorrow brings another. Why am I allowed two?"
Blessed are you, Lord for giving to me a beautiful and gifted wife. A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. (Proverbs 31:10-11)
Blessed are you, Lord for giving to me three children that have grown up knowing you and are all doing well.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. (Psalm 127:3)
Blessed are you, Lord for giving me a reason for being, a purpose for this day; a ministry to embrace and an opportunity to serve you. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 3:13)
Blessed are you, Lord for the gift of your Spirit; to guide me according to your truth and direct my path this day. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. (John 16:13)
Blessed are you, Lord for the gift of your Word. Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)
Blessed are you, Lord for the gift of the Church; for my church family at Valley. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. (1 Corinthians 12:26-27)
Blessed are you, Lord for the promise of your abiding presence with me throughout this day. My soul needs to be with you: As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. (Psalm 42:1) And thank you that should the days ordained for me come to an end on this day I have the promise of a home in heaven, being prepared for me: Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3) Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6)
Blessed are you, Lord! What good God you've been; what a faithful God you've been, what a loving God you've been to me!